Liz Krueger's News items

Battling mold

By Marlene Naanes

State Sen. Liz Krueger announced yesterday legislation that will help residents and landlords battle toxic mold in homes, the senator’s office said.

The legislation, if passed, would require the state Department of Environmental Conservation commissioner to certify anyone that remediates mold commercially.

"I constantly hear from constituents who have paid to have mold removed, and then find out the mold has returned," Krueger said at a rally in front of City Hall yesterday.

September 22, 2008
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Residents From Across New York Rally To Strengthen The State Mold Regulations Prior To State Mold Taskforce Hearing

The New York State Toxic Mold Taskforce is responsible for developing recommendations for amending State mold regulations. State Senator Liz Krueger will applaud the formation of the taskforce and highlight the importance of creating stronger City and State mold regulations. Asthmatic tenants will call on the taskforce to recommend that the State and City adopt enforceable regulations for safe remediation of mold problems and better training for city and state employees in agencies responsible for inspection and remediation.

September 21, 2008
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KRUEGER SLAMS PIGEON SHOOTS

State Sen. Liz Krueger sent a letter to the Pennsylvania State Legislature to push a ban on live pigeon shoots, which she says causes poachers to target New York City. There is a bill sitting in the Pennsylvania legislature that would ban live-animal shoots.

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September 21, 2008
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Backers of Mayoral Control See a Tough Education Fight

By Elizabeth Green

With the deadline approaching for the state Legislature to renew or scrap mayoral control of the public schools, defenders of the policy are saying that they have an uphill battle ahead.

September 18, 2008
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State Senator Liz Krueger Holds Public Hearing On The Upcoming Expiration Of The New York City Education And Reform Accountability Act Of 2002

State Senator Liz Krueger along with her colleagues on the Senate Democratic Conference Task Force on School Governance will hold a public hearing to examine the New York City Education and Reform Accountability Act of 2002, which granted the Mayor control of the New York City School System. This law was intended to overhaul the City's public school system by consolidating most of the administrative and personnel powers into the office of the Schools Chancellor, who is solely accountable to the Mayor.

September 16, 2008
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Big business still getting tax breaks

By Matthew Sweeney and David Freedlander

September 14, 2008
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Condos vs. Classrooms

The recent development boom threatens to swamp New York City's schools.

Swarms of new students threaten to undermine the quality of the very schools that attracted young families to the neighborhood in the first place.

Complicating the situation is that the high land values good public schools help create make it harder for the city to buy land to build new ones.

Developers see expensive real estate as appropriate for only the most profitable projects, which doesn't leave much for city schools.

September 13, 2008
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Condos vs. Classrooms

The recent development boom threatens to swamp New York City's schools.

Swarms of new students threaten to undermine the quality of the very schools that attracted young families to the neighborhood in the first place.

Complicating the situation is that the high land values good public schools help create make it harder for the city to buy land to build new ones.

Developers see expensive real estate as appropriate for only the most profitable projects, which doesn't leave much for city schools.

September 13, 2008
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Art of the State

By Liz Krueger

As a state senator who represents an urban district in a populous state, I have developed keen insight into many of the responsibilities, policies and political complexities involved in running the country. I have a staff of only eight but the responsibility to enact a budget and laws that touch the lives of millions.

September 12, 2008
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Placemaking on the Upper East Side

By Brad Aaron

Tuesday evening, Project for Public Spaces held a "placemaking" community workshop for Manhattan's Upper East Side, featuring PP founder and president Fred Kent. Streetsblog regular BicyclesOnly was there and files this report.

September 10, 2008
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The Three C's: Condos, Classrooms and Crowding

By James Trimarco

The current flurry of new luxury housing construction in New York City has created a number of quandaries for the city's public schools.

September 1, 2008
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WRECKING WITHOUT THE BALL: AN EVICTION LOOPHOLE

State says law's vague definition of 'demolition' gives owners wide grounds for evictions.

By Rachel Nielsen

A state regulation has been allowing private building owners to evict rent-stabilized tenants by demolishing apartment buildings – but the Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR)says that no matter how it words the regulation, it doesn’t have the power to prevent owners from using the law to replace stabilized apartments with market-rate units.

August 17, 2008
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Krueger Slams Tax Cap

By Ben Atkinson and Dan Rivoli

KRUEGER SLAMS TAX CAP-State Sen. Liz Krueger joined the majority of the Democratic conference who pledged to vote against Gov. David Paterson’s property tax cap bill in an upcoming special session. The bill is supported by Senate Republicans and four Democrats.

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August 12, 2008
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Advocates, Electeds Rally Against Dangerous Housing Proposals

PROPOSED REGULATIONS COULD LEAD TO INCREASED EVICTIONS, HOMELESSNESS

Contact: Bethany Jankunis, Assemblymember Glick's office

(212) 674-5154, (917) 846-9559

Lisa Kaplan, Councilmember Rosie Mendez's office

(212) 677-1077, (646) 530-1424

Kyle Sklerov, State Senator Liz Krueger's office

(212) 490-9535, (914) 772-1589

August 10, 2008
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Senator Liz Krueger Opposes Property Tax Cap For Communities Outside New York City

"A BAD POLICY FOR ALL OUR CHILDREN"

Albany— The New York State Senate reconvened today to vote on a property tax cap bill (S.8736). The bill would put a 4% annual cap on the amount local governments (excluding New York's 5 big cities) can increase property taxes to pay for schools. Although the bill passed, State Senator Liz Krueger was joined by 19 of her colleagues in voting against the bill.

August 7, 2008
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BREASTFEEDING EXPRESS

 

By Ben Atkinson, Dan Rivoli and David Rudin

The A train became a nursery last week when 30 women took a ride for the annual "Breastfeeding Mothers’ Subway Caravan."

August 7, 2008
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Senator Krueger Attends Breastfeeding Mothers' Subway Caravan

Says State Needs to Pass Breastfeeding Bill of Rights

July 31, 2008
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NYC Breastfeeding Promotion Leadership Committee Holds Annual Breastfeeding Mothers' Subway Caravan

The Subway Caravan was organized by the New York City Breastfeeding Promotion Leadership Committee in 2004 in response to Transit Police issuing a desk appearance ticket to a young woman who was breastfeeding her infant on the train. Despite all the publicity about the advantages to both mother and child of breastfeeding, women continue to be harassed. The fear of public reaction to breastfeeding is still cited by women as a reason why they are reluctant to breastfeed.

July 30, 2008
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Senator Krueger Appointed To The State Senate's Task Force On NYC School Governance

Says She is Excited to Hear from Parents and Educators

July 9, 2008
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Krueger Calls For State Action To Address Declining Economic Status Of Women

Cites Important New Report Showing New York State Women Have Been Losing Ground in the last 20 Years New York— State Senator Liz Krueger called for State action to address issues raised in the new report released yesterday by the New York Women's Foundation entitled "The Economic Status of Women in New York State."  The report detailed startling data that showed women in New York are economically worse off today compared to how they were doing 1989. 

June 26, 2008
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